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Current status of the Myriapod class diplopoda (millipedes): taxonomic diversity and phylogeny.
The arthropod class Diplopoda, the millipedes, ranks among the most diverse groups of terrestrial organisms, with over 12,000 species described. Although they play an important ecological role in… Expand
The origins of the giant pill-millipedes from Madagascar (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida: Arthrosphaeridae).
- Thomas Wesener, M. J. Raupach, P. Sierwald
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 December 2010
Giant pill-millipedes (order Sphaerotheriida) are large-bodied millipedes without poison glands which can roll-up into a complete ball. Their disconnected area of distribution spanning South Africa,… Expand
Morphology and homologous features in the male palpal organ in Pisauridae and other spider families, with notes on the taxonomy of Pisauridae (Arachnida: Araneae)
- P. Sierwald
- 30 April 1990
The spider tree of life: phylogeny of Araneae based on target‐gene analyses from an extensive taxon sampling
We present a phylogenetic analysis of spiders using a dataset of 932 spider species, representing 115 families (only the family Synaphridae is unrepresented), 700 known genera, and additional… Expand
Convergent evolution of chemical defense in poison frogs and arthropod prey between Madagascar and the Neotropics.
- Valerie C. Clark, C. Raxworthy, V. Rakotomalala, P. Sierwald, B. Fisher
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 16 August 2005
With few exceptions, aposematically colored poison frogs sequester defensive alkaloids, unchanged, from dietary arthropods. In the Neotropics, myrmicine and formicine ants and the siphonotid… Expand
A worldwide catalog of the family Paradoxosomatidae Daday, 1889 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida)
A catalog of the family Paradoxosomatidae (order Polydesmida) is presented here listing a total of 198 genera with 975 valid species. Of these, 190 genera containing 960 valid species are arranged in… Expand
Morphology and ontogeny of female copulatory organs in American Pisauridae, with special reference to homologous features (Arachnida, Araneae)
- P. Sierwald
Sierwald, Petra. Morphology and Ontogeny of Female Copulatory Organs in American Pisauridae, with Special Reference to Homologous Features (Arachnida: Araneae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology,… Expand
Phylogeny of the millipede order Spirobolida (Arthropoda: Diplopoda: Helminthomorpha)
This study examines relationships within the millipede order Spirobolida using an exemplar approach, sampling within families to maximize geographical and morphological diversity; due to lack of… Expand
Millipede phylogeny revisited in the light of the enigmatic order Siphoniulida
The discovery of six specimens of the enigmatic order Siphoniulida, including for the first time males, prompted a modern re-analysis of current phylogenetic schemes for the class Diplopoda derived… Expand
CRYPTIC SPECIATION IN THE ANADENOBOLUS EXCISUS MILLIPEDE SPECIES COMPLEX ON THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA
Abstract Anadenobolus excisus is a large species of millipede endemic to the Caribbean Island of Jamaica. Initial detailed morphological studies showed little or no discrete variation across this… Expand